The lorries will be busy in action again tomorrow with eight runners heading to Hexham. We are taking advantage of the good to soft and soft ground at the tracks this autumn, to get our horses racing and alongside the winners we have been delighted with the progress of our novices who are gaining decent experience; it should be more of the same tomorrow.
We have four novice hurdlers, one, Destiny Is All, in the two and a half mile race and three in the two mile race; Fyfin Patsy, Rapid Raider and Mon Ami Bob. Destiny Is All has experience point to pointing but was weak and he will improve with more time. He has schooled well this week and longterm will be a nice novice chaser. Fyfin Patsy and Rapid Raider can both be a bit keen in their races and the more experience they get the better, while Mon Ami Bob is a big chap who has been all over the place in his previous races and we hope that the stiff track will help him get into a rhythm.
Ain't My Fault returns after a break and is stepping up in trip over fences; this is his second chase start and he should better the form of his Kelso debut back in May. A big enthusiastic horse we are using a hood for his first run back to keep him settled.
Our two Hexham specialists run, having been at Perth in September they should enjoy the return to the hills of Hexham. Both Misfits and Rivabdiva won at this meeting in 2018, but that was in the heavy ground and it looks drier this year. They are both genuine types though and will be trying their hardest up the final hill.
Finally, we run Flutter Down, a horse who we like a lot. The penny seemed to be dropping last time at Perth when he stayed on to be fourth and while this is a tougher race he will put that experience to good use tomorrow.
Pictured is last week's Hexham novice chase winner, Buddha Scheme leading Aurora Thunder and Emissaire in after work this morning at Kilduff.